This listing is not an endorsement of any particular
organization by Sawnet.
- ProPoor is a searchable
web site that lists NGO's working in South Asia.
- Aasthan Latif Welfare Society is a non-political, non-government, non-commercial/profit, non-religious organization dedicated to promoting basic education for girls in Sindh, Pakistan.
Ashram is an association for Social Health in Bangalore, India.
- AID -- Association
for India's Development research, direct action, advocacy, and fundraising for
just, equitable, sustainable development in health, environment, energy, education,
local economy, rural enterprise and cultural survival for life and
ANaRDe Foundation (ACIL-Navasarjan Rural Development
Foundation) supports economic upliftment, educational, health,
tree plantation, and social/cultural development in villages,
with an emphasis on economic activities. Contact them at
c/o Aegis Chemical Industries, Baldota Bhavan, 4th Floor, 117
Maharshi Karve Marg, Mumbai-400 016. Tel: 91 22 2032059
- AODB --
Organization for the Development of Bihar is aimed at developing the
impoverished region of India.
is an action group for basic education in India.
- Books in Every Home
is a nonprofit that works with villagers and writers in Nepal to
foster an environment in which reading is truly a part of life, and
books are found in every home.
- Chandaria Foundation trains Gujarati teachers, and provides
free Gujarati language literature. Contact Govind Desai, 56
Loughborough Rd, Leicester LE4 5LD, UK.
Solutions is a nonprofit that aims to empower local communities,
foster cultural sensitivity and understanding and further social
progress in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Volunteer programs - short and long-term. See also their yearly
tour of India, Saheli.
- CRY - Child Relief and
You is an independent organization which aims to provide Indian
food, clothing, shelter and education.
- Children in Need - UK works
for malnourished mothers and children in India.
- Dooley Foundat
has had programs in Nepal for 30 years. They focus on health
worker training, preventive medicine, and maternal/child care.
Educate the Children is a non-profit organization based in
and Kathmandu, Nepal. E.T.C. provides a variety of educational
for thousands of impoverished women and children in Nepal. Our
include community sponsorships, literacy classes, women's development
income-generation training, agricultural and health training, the
establishment of kindergarten programs, and early childhood curriculum
development. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (607)
272-1176 or by mail at Educate the Children. P.O.
Box 414, Ithaca, NY 14850.
- Foster Parents Plan works to find a solution to the complex
problem of child prostitution through education, awareness training
and skills training. They work with local partners in Bihar.
- Friends of
works with the community of Khasdobir, Bangladesh for development and
- Gram Dhan India Foundation is dedicated to the cause of
village development, and specifically works with children, women and
the unemployed. They have child sponsorship programs, training
programs for villagers, and a marketing organization. Contact them
6, Chhaya,Lane No.1, Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud, Pune- 411 029.
Phone: 0091 020 - 363289/ 234692 Fax: 234692
- Global Volunteers
volunteer activites in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin
and the Pacific.
- Gurukul --
the Teacher's Family is a non-profit group working for literacy
and housing in
India and in the third world in general.
- Hope and Home offers meaningful volunteer opportunities for international volunteers. They seek sustainable solutions for education, health, conservation, orphans' care, and development issues.
They have placed over 60 volunteers from 10 different countries in community development projects across Nepal.
- Hope for Children
is a non-sectarian, non-political, non-profit that assists
handicapped, orphaned, poor &/or exploited children by providing
education, healthcare and advancing their rights.
- Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) helps the poor and
underprivileged in the Houston area, including food banks, rehab
missions, Casa de Esparanza, Star of Hope, and blankets for the
homeless. Contact Sujata Sachdeva (713) 661-4172 or Dinkar
Chheda (281) 537-9308
- India Development
Service provides seed money to small but
innovative grass-roots projects in India.
- International Development Exchange
supports community-based development efforts in
Africa, Asia and Latin America-and engages U.S. based
people in educational partnerships with communities overseas.
projects include $5,470 to buy sewing machines for women in a village
Andhra Pradesh, so they can generate their own income.
Literacy Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to making
India 100% literate.
is a UK-registered charity that works in Pakistan, India, the UK, and
- Nalamdana in Chennai
focuses on health, education, and women's leadership.
- Nagwa Foundation works with and
for dowry victims in and around Varanasi.
- Paadhai Trust grew out of the
attempt to provide longterm help to those affected by the December 2004
tsunami. Based in Bangalore, they work with competent and trustful NGOs
to educate, train, and assist populations towards self-sustenance.
- Pratham aims to achieve
"Universal Primary Education" in Mumbai by the year 2000.
- The Rebecca Sanctuary is a UK-based charity dedicated
to providing shelter, medical assistance and help to Nepalese
women sold into prostitution. Contact: The Police Station,
Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6DJ UK. Tel: 01600 890385
Fax: 44 1600 890385. Email:AFFIE@cooper640.freeserve.co.uk
- SAFE -- Save a
Female through Education funds the education of girl students in
- Save a Family Plan is a London, Ontario based NGO that works in India. SAFP is working toward the empowerment of the poor irrespective of caste, creed, gender or political affiliation.
- Sakshi is a violence intervention
center in New Delhi, India, that provides
training, credit, counselling and education about violence against
- Samhati, a
Washington-based non-profit organization of women that funds projects
aimed at improving
the social and economic conditions of women and children in
- The SEVA Foundation promotes
projects around the world related to health, nutrition, education,
sustainability, environmental protection, cultural survival, human
dignity, and social and economic justice.
- Tamil Rehabilitation Organization
works for the Tamil refugees in Sri Lanka.
- Vibha is a US based
non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization to help
underprivileged children in India.
- Book donation:
- SAAWA sends books from America to seven
- Domestic violence
organizations that help battered or abandoned South Asian women
in the U.S are always
glad of financial or volunteer support.
- India Together. Not
exactly a political organization, but a public awareness and
solidarity campaign dedicated to spreading good news and
positive opinions related to India.
- Project-IMPACT for South
Asian Americans (formerly the Indian American Political Awareness
Committee (IAPAC)). Focus on politics, media, mentoring and leadership.
- Forum of Indian Leftists (FOIL)
Action-India is a worldwide political lobbying organization of
people of Indian
origin residing outside India. Their website has vanished, sorry.
- People's Union for Civil
Liberties. Founded by Jaya Prakash Narayan in 1976.
for the regeneration of India aims to decrease corruption in India.
- Info-India is a worldwide, non-profit, action-oriented, voluntary
organization of people of Indian
origin residing outside India. Info-India helps the international
media to develop and nurture a
balanced perspective towards India. Their web page seems to have
Contact us: info-at-sawnet-dot-org